July 11, 2015

A better (for me) way to hang skeletons!

I realized back in April when I took one of my skeletons into work for my boss's birthday that it's neck was cracked.  It kind of didn't surprise me, since I had them all hanging from the garage rafters by their attached strings off their necks / heads.  
I had some inspiration from a foldable aluminum saddle rack in my sister's barn.  I toyed with the idea of building a PVC rack that they could straddle somehow.  When I mentioned it to Randy (I really need to always talk things over with him, since he usually comes up with good / easy ideas!)  He mentioned using twine and tying it in multiple places long the spine so the weight of the bones was more evenly distributed and not hanging from one point.  

So I tied a loop in the twine and looped it around the tail bone of the skeleton.  About midway up the lower back, I simply made 1 half-hitch knot around the vertebra.  Another midway thru the ribs and another at the base of the skull.  Then I tied another loop to hang it by. 

I was impressed that it was so quick and easy to do and and will be easy to remove when October comes around.  Applause to Randy! 

Party on the patio.
 Hey!  I'm tanning here! 
I guess when I'm done with my splint,this guy can use it.  
If you want to read about my stupidity, here's part 1 and part 2.
 We were at one of Miss Angela's friends grad party today and I felt slightly guilty that I've barely started planning for hers.   So I left her there and went shopping.  I loaded up on appropriately colored paper plates & napkins & plasticware (her school colors are black, white & orange) and various other items we'll probably need.  I also stopped in Michael's to get some invitations and couldn't help but notice they had fall and a tiny bit of Halloween stuff out!  

 Love the wide black ribbon with gold skulls - 3rd shelf down on the right.
 And so far...one lonely endcap of goodies. 
 I was happy to see even this tiny little bit of stuff.  It's still really early and I'm ok with places not going crazy just yet.  

Just a little giggle. 
I personally think they are the spirits of those who fought with folding fitted sheets - 
and lost!